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Yann Tiersen

“All”, by Yann Tiersen. The French composer and pianist has been living for some time now in a place located precisely “out of time”: the island of Ouessant, twenty kilometres off the mainland coast of the French region of Brittany, a rock with an adverse climate and scarcely inhabited (barely…

John Adams

“Doctor Atomic”, by John Adams. John Adams is, after Philip Glass, the great operatic figure of American minimalism. In both cases, however, the minimalism of their origins has been left behind, and both explore musical terrains that are no less complex, but more expansive. The 2005 Doctor Atomic, a work…

“Landfall”, by Laurie Anderson

“Landfall”, by Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet. Can you believe it? Laurie Anderson, the grand dame of the New York (i.e. international) artistic-musical avant-garde, at seventy years of age, had not yet worked with the Kronos Quartet, the legendary group created by David Harrington in 1973 to spread contemporary music…

DG reissues “Infra”, by Max Richter

Deutsche Grammophon reissues “Infra”, the most personal of Max Richter’s early albums. In 2014 Max Richter signed with the prestigious record label Deutsche Grammophon. In addition to subsequent releases, the contract included the reissue of several of his most successful previous works, including 24 Postcards in Full Colour, Songs from…

“Homeland”, by Laurie Anderson

“Homeland”, by Laurie Anderson. Nine years have passed since her previous work, Life on a String, but the truth is that Homeland, the show of which the album that summarises it is now being released, has been travelling around the world for three long years. In fact, it was the…